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UEA 'Excellence in Teaching' Awards

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2019 Nominations Open Through Dec. 6! 

About the Awards

Excellence in Teaching Awards are presented each year to 10 Utah public school teachers whose efforts in the classroom have significantly impacted the life of an individual child or group of children.


Nominations are accepted for any licensed educator currently employed in a Utah public school. A selection committee including past award winners will review nominations following the nomination deadline.


2019 Excellence in Teaching Awards nominations are due on or before Friday, December 6, 2018. Winners are then carefully chosen by the selection committee and KUED will film the winners and their nominators video profiles in early 2019.  Awards will be presented at the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet in May 2019. 


  • Nominee must be a licensed educator who currently works in a Utah public school.
  • When submitting a paper nomination, please use no more than one additional page stapled to the nomination form.
  • When submitting online, please use 1,000 words or less.

If you have questions, please contact:
      Mike Kelley, (801) 266-4461, ext. 101, or
      Meg Tanner, 801-417-0231,

Previous Winners

In 2018, 10 educators each received a $1,500 cash award courtesy of doTERRA. The 2018 awards were presented at the KeyBank Superstars in Education celebration on May 18, at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.


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